Police report three drivers breaking 100mph on A9 near Thurso

Three drivers were stopped by police at the weekend travelling at more than 100mph on the A9 near Thurso. Highlands and Islands road policing officers were carrying out patrols as part of Operation Cedar. Three males aged 27, 43 and 44 will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal after being detected on the road at 108mph, 113mph and 116mph respectively.

Police said that one of the drivers also failed a roadside drug wipe and was driving without insurance. A 47-year-old man was also arrested for failing a drug wipe after being stopped on the A9 at Skiach. Inspector Donnie Mackinnon, from the Highland and Islands road policing unit, said: “It’s very disappointing to see that there are a number of drivers who continue to take risks and put themselves and others in danger.

“The consequences of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs and speeding can be catastrophic and we will continue to carry out enforcement in order to change driver behaviour and reduce casualties.

“Also at this time of year, the change in clocks and deterioration in weather bring additional hazards and it’s essential that all road users think carefully about their actions and take steps to ensure both their driving and vehicle comply with regulations.”

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